Poetry reading for It Can’t Happen Here at Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia on January 31, 2021

Sunday January 31x

I’m excited to share the news of my upcoming poetry reading and selection in the Annual Anthology “It Can’t Happen Here” by Moonstone Arts Center, Philadelphia on January 31, 2021 at 2pm EST.

Moonstone Arts Center began in 1981 as Moonstone Readings at Robin’s Book Store. Although the bookstore closed in 2012, Larry’s connection to books and publishing created the opportunity to develop the Arts Center’s programs, which have brought writers into contact with each other and the reading public. Some notable Moonstone Arts Center programs were: The Celebration of Black Writing, which Moonstone presented for 18 years; The Paul Robeson Festival, presented for eight years; The Ink Programs (Philadelphia Ink, Women’s Ink, Children’s Ink, Red Ink, Poetry Ink) which remain ongoing. The Moonstone Arts Center strives to create a space where everyone has a voice.

Among the many distinguished writers and historians that Moonstone has presented to Philadelphia audiences are two United States Poet Laureates: Daniel Hoffman and Rita Dove; as well as all the Philadelphia Poet Laureates. They have featured Pete Seeger twice, as well as Amiri Baraka, Howard Zinn and Nelson George.

Moonstone Gold Series has presented Major Jackson, Gregory Pardlo, E. Ethelbert Miller, Stephen Dunn, Samuel R Delany, Tim Seibles, Gerald Stern and Afaa Michael Weaver.

I’m chuffed to perform at the poetry reading series with such distinguished history.

Please refer to the flyer above for details.

Happy Poetry!!

Megha Sood

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